- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) - The Kane County morgue has reopened eight months after closing due to mold and other problems.

The morgue was closed last summer to make fixes, which included freezer repairs. The mold was not toxic, but Coroner Rob Russell says it needed to be cleaned.

The county had contracted with DuPage County to host its morgue operations. The Kane County Coroner’s office was about $123,000 over budget last year.

An open house marked the morgue’s reopening Tuesday.

Kane County’s five-year plan includes a new coroner’s office facility. Russell tells The Associated Press the morgue is at or just below capacity, and he says more space will be needed as he expects the county will continue to grow.

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